3 Things you need to look out for before you buy a home

For many buyers proximity, price and security have become the biggest factors when choosing a home to buy that they have missed some red flags that should make them think twice before signing on the dotted line. Bad roads, bad rules, and bad vibes In the hopes of finding a home that not only fits […]

How to make an offer on a home

You have found your dream home, and now you want to sign on the dotted line to make it your own. “Remember that an Offer to Purchase (OTP) is legally binding, so only offer what you can afford. Make sure everything else is in order and soon you’ll be holding the keys to your new […]

Apartments in Cape Town’s Waterfront and Mouille Point areas offer huge value when compared globally

By international standards, Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront, with its spectacular natural beauty and world-class amenities such as restaurants and leisure activities, together with nearby areas such as Mouille Point, offer accessibly priced residential property close to the water’s edge which represents exceptional value for money, says Mariël Burger, Pam Golding Properties area specialist for […]

Should I repair my home before I sell it?

Those whose homes are in ill-repair face a complex decision when deciding whether to list as is or fix the property before it goes to market, especially within the current market where financial resources are under pressure. Sellers in this position will need to choose whether to spend the money on repairs or lose the […]

First-time buyers flock as Cape Town market becomes more accessible

In recent years, first-time buyers have been increasingly excluded from the Cape Town market as double-digit growth saw prices skyrocket and property in many areas become inaccessible, especially to younger buyers, but a bullish buyer’s market and record low-interest rates have precipitated a notable shift. According to Lightstone, many first-time buyers are going straight for […]